In Alma, the process of Receiving physical material is organized within Receiving departments.
Receiving departments are Alma "departments" that correspond to the PO Line owner (Acquisitions ordering library) OR the holding library's Tech Services Department.
A user must be "at" a certain Receiving department to be able to see and edit the orders associated with that department, and to be able to assign and change a Work Order status value.
Receiving Departments also control the Work Orders associated with In process items/titles before they are sent to the libraries/depositories for shelving.
The Keep in department option at the point of receipt provides various Work Order statuses that indicate the next step in the workflow process.
For more information, please refer to the documentation: